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Crime and Safety in Worplesdon

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Worplesdon is among the top 5 safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 38th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worplesdon in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worplesdon is the 195th safest small town, and the 4,740th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Worplesdon was the worst small town in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2015 was also a bad month for Worplesdon residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Worplesdon are violence and sexual offences, with 160 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 128 offences and a difference of 3.63 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Worplesdon's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Worplesdon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Surrey

80% lower, regional crime rate

South East

92% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Worplesdon is 80% lower than the South East and 92% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Worplesdon Crime Rate Over Time

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Worplesdon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Worplesdon represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Worplesdon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140352
202035307
201938338
201835311
201735306
201634302

Crime in Worplesdon Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Worplesdon This Year

 WorplesdonSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12714.3919,44616.26 13% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,0900.91 727% safer
Burglary192.152,8872.41 12% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.426,4985.43 23% safer
Drugs121.362,0241.69 24% safer
Other Crime70.791,1961.00 27% safer
Other Theft252.835,0164.19 48% safer
Possession of Weapons50.574560.38 33% more dangerous
Public Order475.337,6976.44 21% safer
Robbery20.233250.27 17% safer
Shoplifting20.232,8002.34 917% safer
Vehicle Crime333.744,5303.79 1.3% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16018.1323,35019.53 8% safer

Worplesdon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ash683.78955% safer
Haslemere62235.5812% safer
Cranleigh48739.640.61% safer
Worplesdon35239.88-
Frimley85243.959% more dangerous
Warlingham37544.3610% more dangerous
Reigate1,07445.4112% more dangerous
Windlesham79546.2014% more dangerous
Caterham-on-the-Hill67448.8318% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Worplesdon

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Recent Crimes in Worplesdon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallace CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Cobbett'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Roman Farm WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wildfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queenhythe CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Roman Farm WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Clover RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stream BanksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broad StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Douglas CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pound CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyons DriveLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Stringer'S AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The OvalUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sutherland AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallace CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clover RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Worplesdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14161914 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.680.450.230.11 Safer
Burglary4.24.01.82.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.075.04.4 Safer
Drugs1.51.11.21.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.10.680.79 Safer
Other Theft4.83.73.42.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.450.450.57 Getting worse
Public Order4.23.255 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.00.790.110.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.32.81.93.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10141418 Getting worse

Changes In Worplesdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Worplesdon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon39.88-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Coventry102.2461% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Worplesdon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Worplesdon, Jacobs Well & Wood Street35240First

Crime in Worplesdon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Worplesdon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Worplesdon saw a 900% increase in public order. Worplesdon saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 94% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+733%+270%+267%+31%-35%-74%-31%+8%+133%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Burglary---33%-+100%----50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-33%--29%+80%-50%-67%-63%-33%+267%
Drugs+100%-50%-----+200%--
Other Crime-----50%-----
Other Theft-50%---33%-67%-+300%+50%+200%+100%
Public Order-33%-40%+900%+600%-50%-57%+150%+100%-+400%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime--50%--+33%--75%--50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+78%-44%+50%+67%+100%+25%+57%-94%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Worplesdon

What police force serves Worplesdon?
Worplesdon's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.

How dangerous is Worplesdon?
Worplesdon is among the top 5 safest small town in Surrey.

What is Worplesdon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Worplesdon are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Worplesdon?
Worplesdon's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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